Proinsias Mac Aonghusa
name = Proinsias Mac Aonghusa
birth_date = 1933
death_date = 2003
nationality = Irish
St. Ignatius College (Galway)
occupation = President of
Conradh na Gaeilge, Member of the Arts Council of Ireland, Journalist, Writer, Television Presenter, United NationsSpecial Representative
children = Caitríona, Donal, Diarmaid
parents = Criostóir Mac Aonghusa, Mairead DeLappe
Proinsias Mac Aonghusa (
June 23, 1933– September 28, 2003) was a vice-chairman of the Irish Labour Party. He was a broadcaster for Radio Éireann(1952), and for RTÉ, UTVand the BBC(1960s). In 1962, he won a Jacob's Awardfor his Irish languagebroadcasting on RTÉ television.
Mac Aonghusa was chairman of
Bord na Gaeilge, and president of Conradh na Gaeilgebetween 1989 and 1994.
He encouraged the formation of the
Young Labour League.
During 1974 and 1975, he worked as a
United NationsSpecial Representative to southern Africawith Seán MacBride. He wrote several books, most in the Irish Language and was a member of the Arts Council of Irelandfor many years.
He was married to Mrs Justice
*"Súil Tharam" (An Clóchomhar, 2001)
*"Oireachtas na Gaeilge 1897-1997" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1997)
*"Daithí Ó hUaithne: Cuimhní Cairde" (An Clóchomhar 1994)(edited with Tomás de Bhaldraithe)
*"Ar Son na Gaeilge – Conradh na Gaeilge 1893-1993" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1993)
*"Ros Muc agus Cogadh na Saoirse" (Conradh na Gaeilge, 1992)
*"Ón gCrannóg" (An Clóchomhar, 1991)
*"Gaillimh agus Aistí Eile" (An Clóchomhar, 1983)
*"Éamon de Valera – Na Blianta Réabhlóideacha" (An Clóchomhar, 1982)
*"Aeriris] " (An Clóchomhar, 1976)
*"What Connolly Said" (1995)
*"The Best of Tone" (1976)
*"The Best of Pearse" (1972)
*"The Best of Connolly" (1967) (edited with Liam Ó Réagáin)
*"Proportional Representation in Ireland" (1959).
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